Varsity The Hornets had a busy week of games during the week and was able to take advantage of some of the only nice weather days of the spring thus far. The Hornets fell short against Lincoln-Way West (15-2). The Hornets were led by Megan McGinley, Donna Stevens, Sam Pacentine and Kaitlyn Little all having at least one hit.
The Hornets came back the next day losing a back and forth affair with Glenbard West 9-4. The Hornets came out swinging the bats taking the lead in the first inning with Donna Stevens triple driving in one run. Marissa Marrera took the loss for Hinsdale South Hornets. She went five and a third innings, allowing seven runs on 12 hits and striking out nine. Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up seven hits in the game. Jasmine Carlson and Donna Stevens all managed multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Donna Stevens and Jasmine Carlson each collected two hits to lead Hinsdale South Hornets. The Hornets were able to rebound after that tough loss the day before and took it to Benet beating them 19-7. Hinsdale South Hornets scored on a single by Kaitlyn Little in the first inning, an error in the second inning, and a single by Donna Stevens in the second inning. Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up 17 hits in the game. Ellie Fichtelberg, Donna Stevens, Sam Pacentine, Emily Corson, Megan McGinley, and Jasmine Carlson all had multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Donna Stevens and Ellie Fichtelberg each managed three hits to lead Hinsdale South Hornets. Marissa Marrera took the win for Hinsdale South Hornets. She went four innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out two. Sam Pacentine threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. The Hornets ended the week on a high note. The weather did not cooperate and were rained out for their Saturday game.
JV On a sunny, but cool Tuesday, April 10th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team made the trek southwest to New Lenox to take on Lincoln Way West. In the contest, the Warriors charged out with 7 runs in the first inning and 5 runs in the second. The Hornets got their lone run in the third. Jessica Kaleta singled to center and got to second on a passed ball. Lauren Polich came up and singled to center to drive in Kaleta who raced home. Hinsdale South lost 13-1. Lauren Polich stood out as she had 2 hits and looked strong defensively at catcher. Brooke Steinhaus had a hit and made a nice catch at first base off a hard liner.
On Wednesday, April 11th, the Hornets JV softball team traveled to Glen Ellyn to challenge Glenbard West in a West Suburban Conference tilt. The Hornets would be a bit short-handed missing three players from their lineup. Skylar Hayes returned to action after being out with an injury. Hayes led off the game with a walk, stole second, and would later score on a passed ball. Abbey Leban was the starting pitcher for the Hornets and she pitched well. After 2 innings the score was in favor of the Hilltoppers 2-1. In the third inning, Hayes walked and ran to third on a Brooke Steinhaus single. Hayes would score on Jessica Kaleta’s ground out to second. At the end of four, Glenbard West was up 4-2. Unfortunately, some South errors late in the contest aided the scoring for West. The final score would be 12-2. Mary Lavorato’s leadership and stellar play behind the plate was a bright spot as she threw out West runners stealing second base. Julie Calderon made a nice defensive play in the first when with a runner on first, she went to her left on a ground ball and spun and threw from the outfield side to second base to get the force out. Alexis Ayala had a hit in the game. Freshman
Week of April 2nd
Varsity It has been a cold, snowy and wet week! The Hornets were able to get one game in against Naperville Central where they lost 13-11. The Hornets went down early but never gave up and keep coming back but just fell short. The Hornets were able to put several rallies together in multiple innings. Sam Pacentine, Ellie Fichtelberg and Donna Stevens all put the pressure on them early on. In the seventh inning Sam Pacentine and Donna Stevens got the rally going with a walk by Ellie Fichtelberg and Madison Kern clearing the bases after reaching on an error. The Hornets tallied 12 hits on the day. Donna Stevens, Madison Kern, Sam Pacentine, and Megan McGinley all managed multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Donna Stevens led Hinsdale South Hornets with three hits in five at bats. The Hornets hope that the weather rebounds and they look to rebound next Tuesday as they take on Lincoln-Way West.
JV On Monday, April 2nd, the Hinsdale South Hornets JV softball team hosted their first home game of the season versus Naperville Central. The Redhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, Madison Polich led off with a walk and stole second and third. She scored on a wild pitch to cut the score to 3-1. Once again, the Hornets faced a tough pitcher and struggled to connect throughout the game. In the fourth inning, Jessica Kaleta would be hit by a pitch and would later score on a passed ball. In the fifth inning, Brooke Steinhaus walked and scored on double to right by Abbey Leban. A few defensive lapses aided Naperville Central in creating a 10-3 lead after five innings. The final score would be 12-3. Highlights in the game were Mary Lavorato’s double to right center. Lavorato also threw out stealing runners at second base from behind the plate. In the seventh inning, with a Redhawk runner on first base, Abbey Leban fielded a ground ball to the mound and spun and threw to a quick covering Vanessa Ayala who turned a nice double play. The loss dropped the JV record to 2-4.
Week of March 26th
Varsity The Hornets spent the week of spring break working hard! The Hornets were able to capture their first two wins of the season with a 3-2 win over Glenbard East and a come from behind 14-13 win over Glenbard East. For game 1 Madison Kern surrendered just 3 hits and striking out 12. Madison also drove in one run on her single. Kaitlyn Little also was 2-3 at the plate. In game two of the day Hinsdale South was trailing the entire game when they made a strong come back. The Hornets notched five runs in the fifth inning. Gina Marchetti, Madison Kern, Donna Stevens, Kaitlyn Little, and Jasmine Carlson all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up 16 hits in the game. Madison Kern, Marissa Marrera, Jasmine Carlson, Donna Stevens, and Erin Leake all had multiple hits for the hornets. Madison Kern led Hinsdale South Hornets with five hits in five at bats. Sam Pacentine was credited with the victory for the Hornets. She went five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on 12 hits and striking out two. Abby Leban threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
The Hornets then played Lake Park in the Rosemont dome with a 13-3 loss over Lake Park. Donna Stevens went 2 for 3 on the day. The Hornets finished the week with a 18-6 loss over Riverside Brookfield. The Hornets started of strong on the day putting up 6 runs in the first 3 innings. Hinsdale South Hornets put up four runs in the third inning. The rally was led by singles by Megan McGinley and Jasmine Carlson, a sac fly by Ellie Fichtelberg, and an error on a ball put in play by Molly Gricus. Madison Kern led Hinsdale South Hornets with three hits in four at bats.
The Hornets look to rebound next week with a busy week of non-conference play against Naperville Central, Oak Lawn and Hinsdale Central.
JV On Wednesday, March 28th, The Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to The Dome in Rosemont to challenge the Lake Park Lancers. The Hornets faced an outstanding pitcher and struggled offensively. Madison Polich had the lone hit and scored the Hornets only run in the 11-1 loss. Some defensive miscues hurt the Hornets. Abbey Leban pitched in the contest and took the loss dropping her record to 2-1.
On Saturday morning, March 30th, The Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to Veterans Park near Riverside Brookfield to take on the Bulldogs in a doubleheader. In the first inning of the first game, Vanessa Ayala drove a pitch to right for a triple. Ayala was stranded at third. Abbey Leban took the mound again. RB was too much offensively as they had 13 runs cross the plate. Walks and untimely errors were the demise in game one. The Hornets JV record dropped to 2-2. Madison Polich added a hit down the left field line in the third inning.
In Game two, Hinsdale South faced an outstanding pitcher from RB who kept them off balance. The RB stellar defense proved too much as once again the Hornets struggled to score. Madison Polich started on the mound and Amber Naccarato pitched from the third inning through the sixth. The Hornets could only scratch out three hits. An infield hit and a sharp single to right by Naccarato and a base hit to center by Brooke Steinhaus. Defensive highlights were catches in the outfield by Jessica Kaleta in center and a nice running catch in right field by freshman, Mary Lavorato. The loss brought the Hornets record to 2-3.
JV 2 Hornets played Lake Park on March 28th at the The Dome at the Ballpark of Rosemont. During the third inning, Mary Lavorato, Alexis Ayala, and Raneem Issa led the team with strong hitting and got the Hornets on the board after being down by 11. The team continued to rally through the 3rd inning scoring 8 runs. Abby Didio and Mary Lavorato each took the mound as Skylar Hayes, Violet Davis, Alexis Ayala, and Aaliyah Scott were manning the infield. Lily Davis, Penelope Peracki, Alyssa Valenzuela, Raneem Issa, and Ellie Strenzel-Gibson worked hard in the outfield getting the ball in quickly and efficiently. Lake Park came out on top ending the game with a score of 9-14.
Week of March 19th
Varsity Hornets opened up with the season with two really tough teams. The Hornets dropped two games this week to Glenbard South and Richards. The Hornets lost 7-1 to Glenbard South. The Hornets struggled defensively surrendering 5 unearned runs. Madison Kern took the loss but striking out nine. The Hornets were led by Allison Early, Sam Pacentine and a solo homerun by Kaitlyn Little. The Hornets quickly rebounded against Richards where they lost but it was a tough one in 8 innings. Hornets quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead with Donna Stevens homerun. Allison Early also had a great day at the plate going 2-4. The Hornets turned around their defense and Kern striking out six and allowing eight hits. The Hornets look to get back on track with several games scheduled over the spring break. We are hoping the weather turns around. JV On Monday, March 19th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to Glenbard South to begin their 2018 season. The Hornets scored 4 runs in the opening frame and cruised to a 15-2 victory. Abbey Leban led the way both on the mound and at the plate. Leban crushed a two run home run in the top of the 3rd inning and later added a double in the 5th inning. She also pitched a complete game. Leban was supported by the outstanding defense of Lauren Polich at first base and Vanessa Ayala at shortstop. Skylar Hayes added two hits and Julie Calderon hit a double down the left field line.
On Friday, March 23rd, the Hinsdale South JV softball team took on Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Skylar Hayes led off the game with a triple and came in to score to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, Richards came back strong and after three innings the Hornets found themselves down 10-3. Freshman, Abbey Leban came in to pitch and shut down the Richards offense the rest of the way. Hinsdale South clawed back scoring four runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth to tie the game at 10-10. The Hornets then scored 5 runs in the 6th inning and tacked on 3 additional insurance runs in the 7th for a 18-10 comeback victory. Hitting stars were Brooke Steinhaus who had a single, double, and triple and Senior, Jessica Kaleta had two hits. Abbey Leban picked up her second win pitching in the victory.
JV 2 The JV 2 team had their first game of the season away at Glenbard South. The Hornets were enthusiastic and had great team work throughout the entire game. Lily Davis and Stephani Ogbuehi started off the game with two runs as the first two batters up in the first inning. Abby Diddio pitched consistently and fantastically through the entire game. Raneem Issa and Alexis Ayala were true leaders on defense, each with multiple strong plays in the field. Penelope Peracki helped lead the team with strong communication skills on the field at first base. Ashley Chagoya, Aaliyah Scott, and Alyssa Valenzuela worked hard in the outfield and moved quick on their feet. The final score of the game was 11-2, with Glenbard South taking the victory.
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